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wordly wise book 12 lesson 3

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amalgam
noun.
An alloy of mercury and other metals.
amalgam
noun.
A mixture of different elements.
antediluvian
adjective;
Very old or old-fashioned.
apothecary
noun.
One who prepares and sells ointments, drugs, or similar items for medical purposes.
ascetic
adjective;
refraining from self-indulgence.
ascetic
noun.
A person who practices self-denial.
beneficent
adjective;
Doing or producing good.
charlatan
noun.
One who falsely claims knowledge or ability.
denizen
noun.
An inhabitant, resident, or frequenter of a place.
doyen
noun.
A senior member of a group, especially one who is highly respected.
doyen
noun.
The oldest example of a category.
flora
noun.
Plants considered as a group in a particular area or era.
imbibe
verb.
To absorb or take in mentally.
imbibe
verb.
To absorb or take in mentally.
nostrum
noun.
A medicine or remedy whose effectiveness has not been proven.
obviate
verb.
To prevent or make unnecessary; to get rid of.
perennial
adjective.
Lasting indefinitely or recurring
perennial
noun.
A plant that lives three or more years.
putative
adjective;
Commonly accepted or supposed; assumed to exist.
savant
noun.
A person with detailed knowledge in a specialized field.